Thomas Burke (Clare politician)

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Thomas T. Burke (1876 – 20 November 1951) was an Irish independent politician.[1][2] He was born in Dunsallagh, Milltown Malbay, County Clare and was well known in his locality as a bonesetter, a service for which direct payment was, by tradition, not requested; instead, he asked locals to vote for him.[1] He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as an independent Teachta Dála (TD) at the 1937 general election for the Clare constituency. He was re-elected on four occasions and served until he was defeated at the 1951 general election.[3]


  1. ^ a b Lawrence William White, 'Burke, Thomas', Dictionary of Irish Biography.
  2. ^ "Mr. Thomas Burke". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Thomas Burke". Retrieved 12 July 2012.